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Four San Francisco-based musicians, all pulling in slightly different directions, find dynamic equilibrium in Guella. Guella's music, while technically sophisticated, remains incredibly catchy and instantly likeable. Guella successfully combines skillful songwriting, polished arrangements, intelligent lyrics, and literate musicianship with the adventurous narrative of improvisation, simultaneously giving listeners a groove that they will be dancing to as soon as they first hear it and a song they will be singing to themselves for days and weeks to come. Even with such a successful musical recipe, Guella is far from formulaic onstage. The band has constantly left listeners (and often themselves) baited, delighting in the possibilities as to what might happen next. With Guella, the familiar is embraced, but anything is possible.

Guella manages to transcend the broad genres that the music industry loves to employ and that music lovers love to ignore. The band can seamlessly slide from smooth lounge jazz to grimy overdriven rock, complex progressive compositions to simple soulful harmonies, or straightforward folk-based songwriting to DJ-influenced dance grooves in seconds. Taken in all at once, a full set of Guella's music covers so much of the modern musical landscape that it can't help but defy labels and exceed expectations. This sort of musical alchemy, this byproduct of slightly off-kilter tonal mad scientists who dabble in all manner of modern sounds and noises, is nothing short of delightful.

Guella's music is simultaneously familiar and new; they manage to put a unique jazz/groove flavored twist on the standard rock and pop formulas that makes them at once a band for the masses and musicians that musicians will dig. Drawing from a musical palette that includes sweet vocal harmonies, vintage tone, up-for-it rhythm, and delicate instrumental interplay, Guella offers up something appealing for all music lovers. “This,” says one fan, “is music worth spending some time getting to know more personally.”

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Guella - Live at Hotel Utah Saloon (San Francisco, CA) Friday, May 13, 2011 www.guellamusic.com Setlist: 01- Spacemen (11:05) 02- Annabelle (4:28) 03- Monuments (7:40) 04- Late in the Evening* (4:30) 05- Ben Beever** (8:33) 06- Slack (7:20) 07- Civilization (8:38) 08- Patience and Balance (4:39) 09- Tennessee (8:13) 10- Doom (7:59) E: The Corner (5:50) *Paul Simon Cover, 1st Time Played **1st Time Played -- Dan McGivern- Drums David Taus - Guitar and Vocals Jeff Hunt - Bass and Vocals Taylor...
Topics: Rock, San Francisco, Jamband, Guella, Guellamusic, David Taus, Taylor Garland, Dan McGivern, Jeff...
Source: Zoom H2 > SD Card
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Guella (www.guellamusic.com) Saturday, October 29, 2011 Kimo's Lounge, San Francisco, CA 01- Ghouls and Goblins (8:01) 02- Tennessee* (9:27) 03- Monuments (7:15) 04- Angels in the Mission (7:37) 05- Cars Trucks Buses** (3:15) 06- Ben Beever (8:07) 07- Enjoy the Silence*** (3:04) 08- Spacemen**** (13:54) Set Length: 60 min *Contained teases from "The Game" (One Way Station) **Phish cover, first time played ***Depeche Mode Cover ****Contained teases from the Star Wars theme Dan McGivern...
Topics: Rock, San Francisco, Jamband, Guella, Guellamusic, David Taus, Taylor Garland, Dan McGivern, Jeff...
Source: Sony ECM MS907 > iRiver H340 (Rockbox)
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Guella (www.guellamusic.com) Live at the Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA March 7, 2012 Setlist: 01 - [intro] 0:32 02 - Monuments 7:05 03 - Log Cabin* 3:45 04 - Little Walter Rides Again** 5:06 05 - Stones Beneath The Current 9:36 06 - Neptune in the Colorless North*** 6:06 07 - Ben Beever 9:14 08 - Miss You Like You're Gone*** 5:17 09 - The Corner 6:50 10 - Cars Trucks Buses**** 3:27 11 - Rest From Work 6:30 12 - Log Cabin 2:00 13 - Slack 7:41 Set Length: 1:13:08 *Unfinished **Medeski,...
Topic: guella, guellamusic, rock, jamband, jam, san francisco, david taus, taylor garland, dan mcgivern,...
Source: Zoom H4 > SD Card
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Guella (www.guellamusic.com) June 14, 2012 Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA 01 - Oh! Vaudeville* (7:49) 02 - Ben Beever (9:09) 03 - Got To Get You Into My Life** (2:40) 04 - Stones Beneath The Current (9:56) 05 - Root Down*** (4:34) 06 - Monuments (8:21) *First time played **Beatles cover, first time played ***Jimmy Smith cover, first time played Set time: 42:32 Guella is: Dan McGivern - Drums David Taus - Guitar and Vocals Jeff Hunt - Bass and Vocals Taylor Garland - keyboards and Vocals
Topics: guella, guellamusic, jam, jamband, san francisco, david taus, taylor garland, jeff hunt, dan...
Source: MATRIX RECORDING Source #1: Zoom H4, On the Stage Source #2: Sony ECM MS907 > iRiver H340 (Rockbox), 15' back
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Guella (www.guellamusic.com) Satuday, December 3, 2011 50 Mason Social House San Francisco, CA Setlist: 01 - Rest From Work (5:58) 02 - Annabelle (4:20) 03 - Ben Beever* (7:37) 04 - The Carpenter (7:24) 05 - Angels in the Mission (7:13) 06 - Spacemen (12:59) 07 - Stones Beneath The Current (8:09) 08 - The Corner (6:01) 09 - Civilization (10:15) Total Set Length: 69:55 ------- Dan McGivern - Drums David Taus - Guitar and Vocals Jeff Hunt - Bass and Vocals Taylor Garland - Keyboards and Vocals...
Topics: Rock, San Francisco, Guella, Guellamusic, Jam, Jamband, David Taus, Taylor Garland, Dan McGivern,...
Source: Sony ECM MS907 > iRiver H340 (Rockbox)
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Guella - August 19, 2011 Rockit Room (Downstairs Stage), San Francisco CA MATRIX RECORDING Source #1: Zoom H2, On the Stage Source #2: Sony ECM MS907 > iRiver H340 (Rockbox), 15' back, 10' left of Center Setlist: 01- Monuments (7:05) 02- Rest From Work (6:15) 03- Slack (7:41) 04- Log Cabin (7:40) 05- Tennessee (8:32) 06- Anchor Up (5:57) 07- Ben Beever (9:15) 08- Down The Road (False Start)* (1:24) 09- Down The Road (5:55) 10- Civilization > (5:56) 11- Also Sprach Zarathustra > (3:54)...
Topics: Rock, San Francisco, Jamband, Guella, Guellamusic, David Taus, Taylor Garland, Dan McGivern, Jeff...
Source: MATRIX RECORDING Source #1: Zoom H2, On the Stage Source #2: Sony ECM MS907 > iRiver H340 (Rockbox), 15' back, 10' left of Center
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Guella www.guellamusic.com August 29, 2012 Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA 01- Intro (0:31) 02- Angels in the Mission (8:15) 03- Ben Beever (8:50) 04- Ghouls and Goblins (10:35) 05- Oh! Vaudeville (9:16) 06- Civilization (12:03) 07- Stones Beneath The Current (9:54) Set Length: 59:23 Guella is: Dan McGivern - Drums David Taus - Guitar and Vocals Jeff Hunt - Bass and Vocals Taylor Garland - Keyboards and Vocals
Topics: Rock, San Francisco, Jamband, Guella, Guellamusic, David Taus, Taylor Garland, Dan McGivern, Jeff...
Source: Sony ECM MS907 > iRiver H340 (Rockbox)
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Guella Live at Cafe Du Nord October 5, 2011 San Francisco, CA **This show was a benefit for the Tutorpedia Foundation** 01- The Carpenter (6:50) 02- Log Cabin (6:58) 03- Angels in the Mission (7:22) 04- Fearlessly (5:55) 05- Ben Beever (8:43) 06- The Corner (6:07) 07- Monuments (8:22) 08- Patience and Balance (4:29) 09- Slack (7:37) Total time: 1:02:22 Also playing: Antioquia Dan McGivern- Drums David Taus- Guitar and Vocals Jeff Hunt - Bass and Vocals Taylor Garland - Keyboards and Vocals...
Topic: guella, guellamusic, rock, jamband, jam, san francisco, david taus, taylor garland, dan mcgivern,...
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Guella (www.guellamusic.com) November 11, 2011 Live at Shattuck Down Low, Berkeley, CA 01- (intro) 0:18 02- Log Cabin 6:20 03- Tennessee 8:57 04- Late in the Evening* 4:17 05- Down The Road 6:48 06- Slack 7:57 07- Stones Beneath The Current**9:18 08- Ophelia*** 3:32 09- Monuments 6:49 Set Length: 54:14 *Paul Simon Cover **First Time Played ***The Band cover, first time played Guella is: Dan McGivern - Drums David Taus - Guitar and Vocals Jeff Hunt - Bass and Vocals Taylor Garland - Keyboards...
Topics: Rock, San Francisco, Jamband, Guella, Guellamusic, David Taus, Taylor Garland, Dan McGivern, Jeff...
Source: MATRIX RECORDING Source #1: Zoom H2, On the Stage Source #2: Sony ECM MS907 > iRiver H340 (Rockbox), 15' back, 10' right of Center